This week features:
Parashat B’Shalach: What is Reality, and What is Illusion?
The Righteous Women of Israel: Prepared and Poised for Revealed Miracles
Fresh out of Egypt, in this week’s parashat B’Shalach the Israelites stand silhouetted by the sea, the Egyptian empire about to return into sand, their memory driven deep beneath the waves. Their definition of reality was about to change forever as they realized that it was nothing but a world of illusion at their door. Fast forward now, same week but this year, as the faithful Jewish people in the Land of Israel must also distinguish between reality and illusion, as forces appear to be aligning against the people, the land, and the G-d of Israel. But the month of Shevat is about realizing our own potential for growth, and realizing that it is up to us to make G-d’s dreams come true…